‘Rough rides’ in Baltimore police cars are ‘screen tests’ in LA

Six Baltimore police officers have been charged in the death of Freddie Gray as some question whether cops gave Gray what’s known as a rough ride – a practice some in Los Angeles call a “screen test” in a dark play on Hollywood.

A screen test is when a police officer hits the brakes so hard that suspects fly into the metal mesh that used to separate the front and back seats of patrol cars. Those screens have mostly been replaced with plexiglass.

“I’ve had multiple clients describe this,” said Attorney Dale Galipo, who files police abuse cases.

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